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Re: Info.gz files
Gerrit P. Haase wrote:
Hallo David,Ja! I checked the info.el source; it appears to be coded to decompress
the files if/when they are referenced. Doesn't seem to be dynamic -
once uncompressed, I think the files remain that way. But I could
research it more deeply.
Am Montag, 22. Dezember 2003 um 01:08 schriebst du:
I notice that some of the larger info files, notably gcc & related files
plus the Cygwin-ug files, are in /usr/share/info as xxx.info.gz files.
Is info (supposed to be) able to handle these directly? If so, is
special action appropriate to get them listed in the dir file -- on my
system they are simply not being seen.
Of course, I can unzip them - but why use up the space if info can do it
I thought that info is able to handle this directly, therefore I
provide the info pages compressed. If the info files are not seen,
then the script /etc/postinstall/update-info-dir.sh needs to be
However, it appears that install-info does not extract the directory
information for the .info.gz files; therefore they are not visible from
the root of the info directory. Again, more research is in order. I'll
try to take a look at it this week.
M f G,
David A. Cobb, Software Engineer, Public Access Advocate
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